July 23, 2017

Notable Descendant of Sir Robert Belknap: Henry Cavendish, Discoverer of Hydrogen

Notable Descendant of Sir Robert Belknap (abt 1330-1401): Henry Cavendish, Discoverer of Hydrogen.  British natural philosopher, scientist, and an important experimental and theoretical chemist and physicist, Cavendish is known for researches into the composition of atmospheric air, properties of different gases, synthesis of water, the law governing electrical attraction and repulsion, a mechanical theory of heat, and calculations […]

Gilbert Belnap Family Monument Rededication Announcement

The Gilbert Belnap Family Monument and Family Burial Plot in the Ogden City Cemetery will be rededicated on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.  A special memorial service will be held at the family plot, located on the east side of 1st Avenue in the far northwest corner of the cemetery.  All descendants (including spouses) […]

Notable Descendant of Sir Robert Belknap: Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

Notable Descendant of Sir Robert Belknap (abt 1330-1401): Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour. Born 15 July 1848 in East Lothian, Scotland, Balfour served as Conservative Party Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 1902 to December 1905. Other significant posts and titles held included Lord President of the Council, Foreign Secretary, Lord […]

Passing of W. Dean Belnap

W. Dean Belnap, president of the Belnap Family Organization from 1974-1976 and compiler of the landmark history on the Belnap family, Heritage With Honor, passed away on January 27, 2017.  His funeral services, held on February 4, 2017 in Kaysville, Utah, and presided over by President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, were an […]

Rock On! Ryan Shupe to Perform at 2016 Reunion

Gilbert Belnap descendant Ryan Shupe (yes, the Ryan Shupe of “Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band” fame) is scheduled to perform at the 2016 Belnap Family Reunion, which will be held on Saturday, August 13, in Eden, Utah.  Ryan, who started playing the fiddle at age 5, is a nationally acclaimed vocal and instrumental musician.  His style […]

Elder Carl B. Cook to Address 2016 Reunion

Elder Carl B. Cook, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–and direct descendant of Gilbert Belnap through Gilbert’s son William James, will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Belnap Family Reunion, which will be held on Saturday, August 13, in Eden, Utah.  Elder Cook was sustained a member […]

Belnap Coat of Arms Ties Available Again!

Make an ideal first impression as you subtly promote your interest in your family heritage!  Genuine silk ties bearing the Belnap Coat of Arms will again be available at the Belnap Family Reunion, which will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016, in Eden, Utah (near Huntsville).  The custom-designed neckties are standard length and feature […]

2016 Reunion Coming Soon!

The next Belnap Family Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2016!  It will be held in Eden, Utah (near Huntsville), at the Eden LDS Stake Center, located at 6500 East 1900 North (on Highway 166) in Eden.  We hope to see you there!  Further details will be e-mailed to all descendants in the master list. To ensure that you and […]

Save the Date! 2014 Reunion is August 9th!

The next Belnap Family Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Hooper LDS Meetinghouse, 5600 South 6100 West, in Hooper, Utah, starting at 9:00 a.m.  Hope to see you there!  Further details will be e-mailed to all descendants in the master list. To ensure that you and your family stay informed, please notify the Belnap […]

Help Solve a Mystery!

Below is a YouTube link to footage of a Belnap Family Reunion said to have been held in Ogden, Utah sometime before 1942.  Can you help us determine WHEN this reunion was held?  Any information on the date and identities of any individuals shown here would be greatly appreciated.  If you know – please contact […]